There are always big plans for Las Vegas. Majestic Las Vegas is the latest project announced for Sin City. We have a while before it is scheduled to open. The new non-gaming luxury hotel is set to see its first guests in 2023.
Resorts World Broke Gound In 2015
Unfortunately, big projects don’t always come to fruition in Las Vegas. Take Resorts World Las Vegas for example. The project was initially started in 2007 (!) by Boyd Gaming. The 87-acre mixed-use property was called Echelon Place back then. Boyd ended up bailing on the project and the land was eventually purchased by Genting Group to built a massive property called Resorts World Las Vegas.
Well, Resorts World once again broke ground in 2015 using the structures already built. The property is still under construction. Plans for the casino have changed numerous times. The scaled-back Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open in late 2020. I’ll believe it when I see it but that’s a different story.
This year we’ve seen numerous new projects revealed but not too much construction. On the plus side, SLS Las Vegas is once again Sahara. Renovations are nice but new construction is the best.
The most exciting ground-up construction happening right now is in downtown Las Vegas. Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate, is hustling to complete work on the first brand new casino construction in downtown Las Vegas in years. Progress on Circa Las Vegas is staggering and it looks like this brand new casino will really open in late 2020.
Personally, I’m looking forward to a brand new casino in downtown Las Vegas with a massive sportsbook, 10x odds on craps, 3:2 blackjack and numerous dining outlets. Now comes an announcement about a new non-gaming hotel being built near the Vegas Strip and I’m all about it.
Majestic Las Vegas
It’s easy for a gambler to get excited about new casino projects in Las Vegas. While I’m most excited about casino projects, I’m getting older. With age comes thinking about living a better life that doesn’t always include drinking and gambling. For that reason, I’m excited about the potential for Majestic Las Vegas.
Majestic Las Vegas has received all of the necessary approvals and is now set to break ground in 2020. The $850 million-dollar, 620-foot-tall contemporary architectural jewel is scheduled to begin construction in May 2020. The project is slated for completion in early 2023.
Majestic Las Vegas Features
Majestic Las Vegas plans to be a five-star, non-gaming, 720 room, all-suite ultra-luxury branded resort. It will sit on the over six-acre site formerly occupied by the Clarion Hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center. Expect room rates will be cheaper when there isn’t a major convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Six standalone restaurants from world-renowned chefs are planned for the new hotel. They’re also planning a lushly landscaped pool area with 50 cabanas and an area for live entertainment
Most importantly, Majestic Las Vegas will focus on the best in health and wellness. The four-level, 70,000 square foot world-class fitness, nutrition, and med spa facility promises to be the finest of its kind anywhere. The property will serve as a state-of-the-art medical wellness destination.
Not only will Majestic Las Vegas offer indulgent body treatments and activities such as yoga and spinning, but it will also have such amenities as personal nutritionists and comprehensive executive physicals.
Businesses might want to plan group trips to Majestic Las Vegas. They are building corporate Sky Suites on levels 51 to 60. These Sky Suites will serve as the perfect corporate home for tech, entertainment, or sports companies in Sin City for a meeting or convention.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.